Stigmella maoriella Walker, 1864:1008

Pigmy leafminer moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tinea maoriella Walker, 1864:1008 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: November 1853 or before (source)



Auckland, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology




Only three specimens are known, all males: one lectotype and two paralectotypes (Donner & Wilkinson, 1989:29).






Original scientific description:

Walker, F. (1864). List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum XXX: Tineites. Pp. 837-1096.


Other references:

Donner, Hans and Wilkinson, Christopher. (1989). Nepticulidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Fauna of New Zealand [no.] 16. 92 pp.

Dugdale, John S. (1988). Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 14. 264 pp.

Hoare, Robert J. B., Dugdale, John S., Edwards, E. D., Gibbs, G. W., Patrick, Brian H., Hitchmough, R. A. and Rolfe, J. R. (2017). Conservation status of New Zealand butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), 2015. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 20. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 13 p.

Patrick, Brian H. and Dugdale, John S. (2000). Conservation status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Science for conservation 136. 34 pp.


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